Silver Lake School, Woodstock Township, Lenawee County, Michigan
Location: 42.05053, -84.30134, at 11000 Silver Lake Hwy, Brooklyn, MI.
Silver Lake School (Woodstock District No 2) was built in 1870 and in use until 1951. It was a red-brick schoolhouse and still has a bell tower, but since the tower is enclosed with louvers, I can't determine whether there is a school bell inside any more. It is now used as a winery, and has a sturdy metal roof that will allow it to survive for a long time. It originally had 4 large arched windows on both sides (the brick-work above the windows give this away), but the back two of them on one side have been converted into doors. 2 identical windows are on the front of the building, but the central window on the front was obviously once where the front door stood. It has a transom window above it, different brick decoration above it, and the school identification sign high above it, right where the signs were always placed. The sign reads "Woodstock District No 2, 1870". The 10 windows all have shutters on their sides, window box planters at their bottoms, and decorative brick arches above them. Those brick arches are just slightly projecting, and made of 2 rows of edge-on bricks, with 6 horizontal bricks at the right and left edge of each arch. The side window arches use red brick, matching the brick used for the face of the building. The ones on the front are yellow, as are many of the bricks in the triangular portion of the front upon which the school identification sign is found. The brickwork over the front door's transom window is a half-circle of two rows of projecting edge-on yellow bricks. Several bricks missing from the front face of the building have been replaced with cement.